Joel Handler

AREAS OF INTEREST

Economics
Ethnic Communities—African American
Politics
Poverty
Welfare

RECENT BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

The Poverty of Welfare Reform.
Handler, J. The Poverty of Welfare Reform. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.
The Poverty of Welfare Reform.
Handler, J. The Poverty of Welfare Reform. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.
Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy . Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law
Public Policy
J. D., Harvard University Law School
310-825-1746
310-206-6489
Professor Handler's principal areas of research are poverty issues in law and administration, the structure and operation of welfare programs, client-agency relationships and welfare reform. While on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Law School, he was a senior researcher at the Institute for Research on Poverty and chaired the Governor's Task Force for the Reform of General Relief. He is past president of the Law and Society Association. A Guggenheim Fellow and former member of the National Academy of Science's Committee on the Status of Black America, he also served as chair of the Academy's Panel on High Risk Youth. Lately, he has been working on the symbolic politics of welfare reform, from a historical perspective as well as dealing with current welfare reform proposals. He also has explored client-agency relationships in the areas of education, health care, worker safety, local government and low-income housing.

Joel Handler

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First Name: 
Joel
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Handler
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Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy . Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law
Degrees: 
J. D., Harvard University Law School
Bio: 
Professor Handler's principal areas of research are poverty issues in law and administration, the structure and operation of welfare programs, client-agency relationships and welfare reform. While on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Law School, he was a senior researcher at the Institute for Research on Poverty and chaired the Governor's Task Force for the Reform of General Relief. He is past president of the Law and Society Association. A Guggenheim Fellow and former member of the National Academy of Science's Committee on the Status of Black America, he also served as chair of the Academy's Panel on High Risk Youth. Lately, he has been working on the symbolic politics of welfare reform, from a historical perspective as well as dealing with current welfare reform proposals. He also has explored client-agency relationships in the areas of education, health care, worker safety, local government and low-income housing.
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310-825-1746
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310-206-6489
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